Tools for Teachers

Water Education Program Brochure

CVWD has created an educational brochure that teachers can review to see our offerings for in-class presentations and their standards correlations. 

The Water Wheel
The Water Wheel is an educator newsletter that teachers can subscribe to and receive CVWD education offerings, updates, and opportunities. Please subscribe here!

Classroom Presentations & Activities

Classroom presentations and hands-on water activities are available to all schools and all grades, kindergarten through college, throughout the Coachella Valley Water District service area. Presentations address Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and generally focus on canal safety and water conservation but can be tailored to address a specific area of water-related study. Presentations can often be paired with an activity to enhance the overall learning experience.

For presentations, all we require is a place to set up our equipment, power, and a wall or screen to project onto. We will supply all the materials needed for any activity. We also go to after-school and summer programs. If you are interested in a presentation or activity, please complete the sign-up form

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Teachers learning activities for classroom education

Field Trips 


Field trips to district facilities are available to groups of students and can be tailored to address specific topics. Among our most popular destinations are the Wastewater Reclamation Plant in Palm Desert, the control room in Palm Desert, the demonstration garden in Coachella, and replenishment facilities in La Quinta and at the Whitewater Spreading Area. The District does not provide transportation for field trips. To arrange for a field trip for your class, contact us.

Project WET Workshop for Teachers


CVWD educators organize and conduct Project WET workshops to groups of 10 or more educators wanting to learn about how to bring water education into their classrooms while meeting Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Check out our flyer for our upcoming Fall 2022 Workshop!

Student Activity Books

Choose from a variety of activity books for all ages and grade levels. Order today by filling our request form

Educational Video Presentations (Pre-K - 5th grade)

CVWD's Outreach & Education Department offers videos for teachers to use in the classroom in place of in-person presentations. In-class presentations will resume for the 2022-23 school year. A full list of videos can be found on our YouTube page.